Bobcat hunting and trapping opportunities have been expanded under new regulations adopted by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC).
According to DEC, the agency is implementing strategies of the recently adopted Bobcat Management Plan that will provide sustainable harvest opportunities while maintaining a stable or increasing bobcat population.
After considering public comments, DEC adopted rules affecting bobcat hunting and trapping in New York to implement the state's Five-Year Bobcat Management Plan.
The harvest of bobcats will be closely monitored by DEC biologists via activity logs maintained by hunters and trappers, a mandatory pelt sealing program, and hunter and trapper surveys.
For information on furbearer hunting regulations and trapping regulations visit the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation website.
source: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation